Tag Archives: gulls

January – A Good Start to the Year

New Year’s Day saw Jem’s parents very kindly take us to Wallasea Island in Essex for our first ever visit. Despite grey skies ans strong winds off the Crouch, we were met as soon as we arrived in the car … Continue reading

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December’s Festive Birding

I was planning to do what I did last year and just add December’s highlights in my review of the year, but we’ve had some pretty good outings this month and I feel it needs its own post in order … Continue reading

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If the Holiday’s Cancelled…

…do it yourself. Jem and I had booked to return to Norfolk so that we could see the ‘Wader Spectacular’ at Snettisham for the first time. Sadly, I got a phone call from Marcus (he’s taken the tour company over … Continue reading

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Late Summer Birding

Since we returned from Yorkshire we’ve had a number of short day or half-day trips in various places looking for different species. Luckily we’ve had plenty of good weather, so there’s a lot to get through… Since we failed to … Continue reading

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Settling in…

Before I post about our trip to Yorkshire, I’ll explain what’s been going on in the weeks following our return from Finland. Jem and I moved to a flat in Tottenham Hale at the beginning of June. It’s very handy … Continue reading

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Mayday Weekend

Before I talk about our long-awaited trip to Finland, I’ll post about a great little weekend we had right at the beginning of the month. May began with the decision to get up early on a Saturday morning and go … Continue reading

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Winter Winds Down…

We haven’t had much of a winter, or at least we haven’t had much winter weather. It remains to be seen how this is going to affect the wildlife but hopefully the mild temperatures mean that there’s been plenty of … Continue reading

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Time for a Birding Post…

I started the year talking about the photography equipment I take birding, so it’s about time I went over the various days out Jem and I have had during the last two months. It started with a sunny day out … Continue reading

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Autumn Birding and a Norfolk Weekend.

Since the Andalucia trip, Jem and I have done a lot of local birding in and around London, and then we returned to Norfolk for our second visit of the year with the Bird ID Company. The Autumn migration hasn’t … Continue reading

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Cliffe Pools

On Friday evening Jem came up with the genius idea of spending Saturday exploring Cliffe Pools on the North Kent Marshes. It’s an RSPB site, but is open 24 hours a day to all visitors. Getting there from London is … Continue reading

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